FC Barcelona’s away streak ends after 165 days

FC Barcelona’s away streak ends after 165 days

The defeat to Celta at Balaídos brings an eight match winning run to an end

FC Barcelona succumbed to a 4-3 defeat away to Celta Vigo on Sunday, bringing Luis Enrique’s side's run of eight straight wins on the road to an abrupt end.

It was five and a half months, or 165 days, since Barça last tasted defeat away from home. Since 20 April, when an 8-0 victory at Deportivo got the team back to winning ways, Barça have racked up a balance of 28 goals in favour and just two conceded in their eight straight road wins.

Two titles

Those wins were also hugely significant en route to winning trophies. The 3-0 win at Granada secured the league title on the final day of the campaign, while the 2-0 win against Sevilla set Barça on their way to winning the Spanish Super Cup.

Suárez and Messi the protagonists

In this fine run, two players have stood out. Suárez hit eleven goals out of the 28 the team scored, and also made five assists. Three of those goals were a hat-trick in that game against Granada which sealed La Liga.

Then there is Messi, who scored three goals and created six goals, two of those against Deportivo, two at Betis, one against Sevilla and another against Leganes.

The eight wins on the road
2015/16 La Liga Deportivo 0-8 Riazor
2015/16 La Liga Betis 0-2 Benito Villamarín
2015/16 La Liga Granada 0-3 Nuevo Los Cármenes
2016/17 Spanish Super Cup Sevilla 0-2 Sánchez Pizjuán
2016/17 La Liga Athletic Club 0-1 San Mamés
2016/17 La Liga Leganés 1-5 Butarque
2016/17 La Liga Sporting 0-5 El Molinón
2016/17 Champions League Borussia M'Gladbach 1-2 Borussia Park
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